Carrying the Authority of Jesus (Mt 10:26-42)

March 20, 2009

Matt. 10:26-39

Will you carry your cross and follow Him?

Will you carry your cross and follow Him?

We have been looking at the disciple relationship which Jesus began teaching here. Remember, these are the words that Jesus had given to those disciples whom He most trusted who had agreed to give up everything to follow Him. Jesus promises the small few Believers who are truly willing to follow Him (not just those who believe in Him and will get to Heaven some day) that they will be transformed into His image and be His representatives on this earth.

In this section, Jesus teaches that the values of a disciple and his perspectives of life must change. There is no longer any room for fear as one follows Christ because the trust and faith in Him should imbue the disciple with a peace. Read the rest of this entry »

The Life of a Disciple (Mt 10:24-25)

March 19, 2009

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!” (Matthew 10:24-25)

Powerful transformation can occur within you when you yield to being discipled

Powerful transformation can occur within you when you yield to being discipled

We’re continuing the discussion from yesterday that began here about how to be His disciple. Far too many of us desire to be true disciples of Christ, but either don’t know to, or don’t follow through to put ourselves in actual discipling relationships. A follower of Christ Jesus should position himself or herself rightly in spiritual relationships. There are teachers of the Kingdom of Heaven and they need to be received as such. We can’t receive them until we honor and relate to them accordingly.

There is something unseen that happens in a relationship such as this. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sowing

March 3, 2009

The mystery and knowledge of the Kingdom is the most valuable of all our possessions. It is imperative for us as disciples of Jesus Christ to seek this and apply wise and faithful stewardship. It is a seed that starts off small, but, with stewardship, one capable of growing into the most powerful force in the world. The opportunity is wholly in you. Always focus first and foremost on stewarding His Kingdom reality within you.

Our future is determined now as we sow tiny seeds

Our future is determined now as we sow tiny seeds

If God needs us to forgo worldly pursuits or comforts, which will cost us as a natural man, we should learn not to hesitate. For even as we are in this world, we are not of this world. Never let money come between you and what God is calling you to do and be.

God blesses those who are faithful with a little. And through the management of the little, He imparts wisdom and skills to us so that we can handle a lot. He does this every time. The more that He has planned for you, the more difficult a process He will take you through in order to help you grow into being the person that He needs you to be. Let’s look at some examples of this discipline: Read the rest of this entry »